NEW chairman of the Central Queensland Capras and Rockhampton businessman Doug Webber is confident the club is on its way back to becoming a formidable force on the football field.
Webber was recently named as the successor to former chairman Steve McCosker, who will remain on the club's executive committee.
Yesterday, Mr Webber was full of praise for Mr McCosker and his role in rebuilding the club.
"He's been fantastic. He's done all the hard work of getting us back on the right road."
With a significant redevelopment of facilities at his business DC Motors, Mr McCosker said this appointment was set to take up a lot of time and energy.
He took on the role of chairman last September when the club was in deep financial struggles, and has overseen much change, including the successful move to rename the club.
Mr Webber said in the past local players had been overlooked in favour of paid players from other regions, but recent financial troubles forced managers to reconsider their options. The solution was to recruit more local players and as far as Mr Webber was concerned, this turned out to be a positive for both, the team and the league.
"They're playing for each other and playing for their region," he said.
Mr Webber said the calibre of local players in the team was good and under the guidance of John Harbin the Capras were a force to be reckoned with.